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Spaghetti Alla Pina
Spaghetti tossed with sauted prince edward island black mussels, manila clams, garlic, basil and a spicy san marzano tomato sauce
Fettuccine in a pecorino, parmigiano, garlic and shallot white wine cream sauce topped with sliced black truffle
Service was wonderful, felt totally safe with their cleaning and outdoor dining. Food was as good as ever! We will be back!
Service needs some improvement
Always a good experience at Mi Piace for any occasion
Great food and great service. Definitely coming back.
Food thumbs-up, and waitstaff service was very good and attentive. Great drinks.
Host/frontdesk staff seemed preoccupied with videos on her phone and blasé in her attitude/response toward patrons, both with and without reservations (we had a reservation).
Covid-19 protocols: the good—Staff was well-masked incl. full visors; tables/chairs properly cleaned. Distance between tables good. Problematic—lack of a proper physical boundary between seated patrons and the pedestrian public right-of-way. Pedestrian traffic within 1-ft of your table, many without masks, and smoking. Crowded by those waiting for valet, again, smoking, no masks. The response by restaurant staff to address and minimize this concern was mixed. Would rethink sitting outside and/or consider other restaurants with better outdoor dining available.
Food was great, as always. Service was perfect and sitting out on the patio was very nice. No complaints!
It has remained one of my favorites places in Pasadena, whether for a quick drink with colleagues or a special night out. Very attentive staff with equally satisfying meal choices.
Lamb was too salty. We could taste the ceramic in the cocktail .
Even during Covid staff was friendly helpful and very conscientious about cleanliness for patrons. The food was amazing as usual and we were extremely satisfied!
Great Dinner and even better desserts. Sat on the outdoor patio and the ambiance was gorgeous and the service is quick. Would highly recommend for a date night.
Great good. Great service. Perfect location. Filet mignon was delicious.
First time we have eaten out since the coronavirus and the staff was amazing - friendly and helpful. It was a wonderful father's day dinner.
Celebrating fathers day
Mi Piace has been in business for ~ 30 years and has always had slow/innattentive service. There's no excuse for this. The food is tasty and a decent value for the price, just don't come hungry.
This was our first visit since they reopened post quarantine. We came celebrate my birthday. The tables are nicely spaced out and the staff all wear face masks with shields and gloves. They were very friendly. My husband had the Chilean sea bass which he enjoyed and I had the salmon which had a very tasty lemon butter sauce. We also ordered brussell sprouts for appetizer. it was cooked well but we preferred the flavoring of them at other places. They now charge $2 for their foccacia bread and balsalmic vinegar/olive oil. It's refillable. The bread is very fresh so it was something we enjoyed and took the leftovers home.
Haven't been there for a couple of years and the quality of the food and ambiance has definitely declined. The quality of the food was disappointing and the place looked dirty and runned down. Our server was excellent and appreciated her taking care of me and my elderly family.
It was our first dine-in restaurant experience since the COVID-19 shelter in place order. Food and service was fine. Tables were spaced appropriately for social distancing. All the staff wore personal protective equipment including face masks and servers also wore face shields. We did noticed that the manager/owner did not wore any PPE and was walking around talking to staff and customers. That was troubling to see and why I would not recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.
Long wait. Took 1 hour for food to arrive. My drink had a dirty basil leaf in it
We waited 20 minutes for a server to even approach us and wipe our table and give us water. Rude and slow service. Horrible experience.
Delicious food and excellent customer service
One of my favorite places to enjoy a meal at with my girlfriends for ages. Making reservations online were quick and easy.
A very different experience with the new rules but still good food nevertheless.
This is one of our FAVORITE places. The food is always amazing and we love the vibe of the place. The owner is always there, friendly, and on top of everything. It just seems to get better every time.
Loved the food and the service. It was my daughters bday and she was given a chocolate dessert....she loved it. Thank you Mi Piace
Great service and great food glad they’re up and running again
Wonderful dining experience! Food was delicious and the service was great.
Our favorite Italian and consistent go to since it opened. We wanted to go the minute it opened and hopeful the mask hysteria will end soon.
Thank you for decades of great dining.
Joe and JUdi Purcell
The sidewalk dining is very nice. I had the veal which, while a little expensive, was great.
!It was fun being able to sit outside, enjoy a wonderful Italian lunch, and couple that with great (Non-Covid) conversation with my 8 year daughter. One word / Priceless! The service was excellent, the food was delicious and being able to have a little slice of normal was a blessing! And to make a great lunch even better, The Owner and/or Manager offered my daughter a complimentary dessert! That was special and she really enjoyed it! (And no she didn’t share it with Dad)! So if you are looking for an escape, a great meal to share with a special someone, this is your place to go!
Took my little sister for her graduation dinner and it was superb. The food was incredible, the service was above and beyond, and the environment was amazing. This place never fails to amaze me. The owner of the restaurant came to our table to congratulate my sister and even gave her a cheesecake on the house. As the other guests finished their meal and left, they’d walk over to our table to say “Congrats” to my sister. A great staff, great food, great clients, and overall amazing place. I can’t say enough great things about this place.
This was our first time at Mi Piace. It was their second day open after the pandemic.
We sat outside. Hannah was our server. She was very helpful and kind.
The food was delicious, fresh, and beautifully prepared.
I had the roasted chicken, my husband had the pasta.
Thank you Mi Piace!
Always liked the food. Still good. Appetizers: Calamari, bruschetta--excellent. Chopped salad superb. Pasta was very tasty. I forgot about the service. Not the assistants --they were on top of it. The waiters and the maitre d/host. I wrote a note that is was birthday dinner, we wanted a corner table--only Opentable place that ignored the note! But I remembered that it happened before here. Waiter confused the wine and did not remember about the allergies we discussed--weird. But I remembered how arrogant the leadership is. Still wonderful food, if you can navigate the egos and the lack of attention to details. I have to remember not to go back.
We LOOOOVE this place. The vibe is great. The service is always so good. And the food is some of my favorite. I chose this for my birthday dinner because I really love everything about it.
Great place a little wait but worth it
My experience at Mi Piace is perplexing. First, the food was fantastic. Both of our dishes were delicious with a great presentation. The food met our expectations. However, there were some small details that could have made my review a lot better. First, when we were seated, they forgot to give us menus. My wife and chatted for a while and we didnt notice that we didnt have menus. Which leads to my next point, no waiter check on us for a food order. We had to wave someone down to give us a menu. When we ordered, we ordered some of their delicious bread, but they forgot to bring it to us. Our salad and main dishes arrived and we had no bread. I dont know why the service was inconsistent, they seemed to be very crowded that evening, but these are small details that could have improved the experience as a whole. I guess I would recommend the place, but go on a night that is not crowded.
I realize it was a Saturday night and it was busy they need to figure out how to give better service when it’s really busy. I asked for a few things and did not get them in any reasonable amount of time or they were not brought. I gave a 15% tip. I usually give 20%. Our waitress was really sweet and friendly. Food is amazing!
Baby shower brunch
Always very good
One of my favorites in Pasadena
If you’re nearby go
Mi Piace does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Mi Piace also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 795-3131.
Mi Piace is rated 4.5 stars by 2680 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.